In 2009, Bob pledged a further $3 million over three years to this project. The Federal Government also announced it would commit $46.9million towards the construction of a purpose-built research building, to house the institute.
It will be located in Campbell Street, adjacent to Liverpool Hospital, with construction set to be completed in 2012. The Institute has an independent Board with representatives from the company, the community, Sydney South West Area Health Service, the University of New South Wales, and the University of Western Sydney.
With such a focused investment in research, the institute can make important contributions to our knowledge about health and medical treatments. It has the potential to make a real difference, not only locally but across Australia and the world.
At the same time, the institute will attract highly skilled health professionals to the south west of Sydney.